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Like Charles Baudelaire, the 19th century French poet who penned the "Invitation au Voyage" in the Norman port city of Honfleur, we invite you on a voyage of discovery to this land of lush pastures, rugged, rocky coasts, milk-white cliffs that plunge precipitously into the sea; of vast stretches of fine sandy beaches, bathed in a soft and shimmering light so prized by the Impressionists. A land of charming manor houses and magnificent churches. Where the gentle spectacled Normandy cow whose milk produces celebrated cheeses, grazes beneath the apple trees from which come sparkling cider, pommeau and calvados - the foundations of a sensational regional cuisine.

Share our passion. We will work with you to design a self-drive, personalized itinerary, reflecting your particular interests and tastes, and to select hotels and restaurants. We will make all your reservations and we will send you your own guide book, with detailed driving instructions, maps, and descriptions of the sites you will visit and the stories behind them. We will tell you where to buy souvenirs, where to stop for a coffee break, and where to sample a fine Camembert or taste a fiery Calvados.

Contact us today or, if you prefer, fill our information request form.

Your own travel tourbook is $100 for every day of travel ($200 minimum), plus a fee for each reservation.

If you like, combine your visit to Normandy with a stay in Paris or with a tour of Brittany or of the Loire Valley.


D-DAY and the BATTLE OF NORMANDY




Walk on the beaches, visit the battlefields and the museums, remember those who fought and died for freedom. We'll take you through the countryside, from the early morning of June 6, 1944, to the end of the battle of Normandy in mid-August.


Postcard from Utah-Beach



CHURCHES, CHATEAUX and CATHEDRALS



Learn about the Norman architecture, from the early Romanesque abbeys of William the Conqueror, the fortified castles, to the gothic cathedrals, the country manor houses and the grand chateaux.




Postcard from Jumieges


THE VIKINGS' LEGACY



Visit the sites and monuments that marked the foundation of Normandy, from Rollo, the first duke, to William the Conqueror and the Norman nobles who conquered Sicily, Antioch and Jerusalem.




Postcard from Barfleur


THE LAND'S BOUNTY



Cheese, cream, Calvados, apples. Normandy's rich pastures translate into rich food. See the markets, the small factories where the land's products are processed, and eat in the best restaurants the province has to offer.




Postcard from Lessay


A TAPESTRY IN GREEN AND BLUE



Quaint fishing villages that live at the rhythm of the tides, ancient country churches nestled amidst bucolic hedgerows... We'll send you along country roads in search of the old traditions.





Photo album from Grandcamp


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Normandy Excursions

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